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Ratdog Live at Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park on 2007-08-11

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Ratdog Live at Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park on 2007-08-11

by Ratdog

disc 1 (set 1)
01. Jam ->
02. Shakedown Street* ->
03. Minglewood Blues >
04. She Belongs to Me
05. Money for Gasoline
06. Easy to Slip >
07. Supplication ->
08. Dark Star ->
09. Shakedown Street (reprise) ->
10. Eyes of the World*+

disc 2 (set 2):
01. Me and My Uncle
02. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall >
03. Two Djinn ->
04. Stuff ->
05. Come Together* ->
06. Dark Star >
07. St. Stephen ->
08. William Tell Bridge ->
09. The Eleven
10. crowd
11. E: One More Saturday Night* >
12. Ripple*

Show with Steve Kimock (Guitar)
* with Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay (Vocals)
+ with Keller Williams (Guitar/Vocals)

Collection Ratdog
Band/Artist Ratdog
Venue Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park
Location Bridgeport, CT

Source Rode NT-4>KindKables>Oade BCM Marantz PMD 671>wav
Lineage >Sony Soundforge (normalize)>TradersLittleHelper>Flac
Taped by wheresjerry
Transferred by wheresjerry


Awesome show! Donna Jean on a few tunes, nice to see them share the stage again!


Reviewer: capt_morgan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2009
Subject: she belongs to me
nearly brought me to tears...some of the most beautiful music i ever herd from bobby. bliss on tap.
Reviewer: UKDEADHEADKUWAIT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2008
This has got to be one of the greatest ever Ratdog gigs.
Its up there with the Newcastle Opera House gig of 2002 and Manchester Life Cafe 2003 gig when Weir and pals played the UK
Even Donna Jean manages to sing which is something as she usually is more out of tune than that asswipe in Coldplay.
I now live in Dubai. Anyone wishing to correspond?
Many thanks to the taper for this show. Superb sound and editing. A masterpiece in audience recording.
Reviewer: nouryder - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2008
Subject: Whoa!!
That's all I could bring myself to say at the end of every song... just holding on for dear life sitting at a picnic table in the merch area about a mile from the stage... with a 1/2 doz other peeps as faced as I was or more... one of the GREAT Dead nights of my life!!
Reviewer: Patsy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2007
Subject: Ratdog is on fire!
This show is smokin throughout. From the first funky notes that lead into Shakedown the music just builds terrifically, layering song after song upwards to the staggering climax of Dark Star>Stephen>Eleven. My legs were jello for three days afterwards.
The Ratdog songs were all excellent. The way the band pays together has reached a level of harmony and cohesion and understanding that makes each song an adventure. Two Djinn and Easy to Slip are both great here.
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall is spectacular. I love this song and saying Bobby does it justice is an understatement. It builds dramatically with each verse. A must hear. Come Together is another song I love. Donna singing with Bobby was cool. She sang beautifully in my opinion. A slow, snaky groove during this classic tune let everyone build up enough strength for the finale, which was mind blowing. I have not danced like I did for the last three songs of the set in a long, long time.

Les Claypool played right before Ratdog. Members of Ratdog made up the backup band, The Rat Brigade, reminiscent of Vibes in years past. Bobby came out and they played Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles for the last song.

The truck that sucks all the crap out of the portajohns drove into the concert area and went to work cleaning up the crappers we were about 50 yards from. It smelled so horrible. I still have nightmares.

Reviewer: gratefulcha03 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2007
Subject: Wow!
This was an amazing show I traveled all the way from MN and after a Thursday monsoon all we needed was Bobby to carry us into the heavens and thats exactly what this show did! Stole MY FACE
Reviewer: drdaver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2007
Subject: quality
Many great musical places to be in with this one, and really quality recording! Rich, full, turn it up!
Reviewer: UnbrokenChain7 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 24, 2007
Subject: Wow
This show was absolutely insane. Eyes at end of first set is on fire.
Reviewer: dirty sancho - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2007
Subject: great show, worth the d/l or stream.
Had me grooving in my kitchen w/ the kids on Eyes.
Reviewer: weekapa - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2007
FACED...that about sums it up!

ps blew my mind
Reviewer: Wiernuts - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2007
Subject: One hell of a saturday night
Truely inspiring, took me away...

The sound system at the vibes was EXCELLENT. Nomatter where you danced it was wonderful.
Reviewer: rayzeeday - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2007
Subject: W O W
For the first time in fourteen years I had to sit back and literally be blown away and swept away at the same tme! With the addition of the masterful guitar of Kimmock this band sounds like a fine wine tastes when finally opened and allowed to breath after years of aging and proper handling. Easy to Slip is masterful, Hard Rain>sheer brilliance and finally the right guitar to compliment Two Djinn. As far as the dead material goes I have not quite thought of the words yet except for W O W ! I love MK but to see Bobby with a creative sparring partner once again rekindles old magic not heard since the early eighties. In a nutshell one great show in its entirety!
Reviewer: eman039 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2007
Subject: wow
Probably one of the best setlists I've seen them play. It's good to be able to listen to them off of archives once again as well but I think I'll spend some coin on the soundboard recording. Ratdog came on right after Claypool and it was cool to see Les jam with Jay and Bob. Minglewood Blues is one of my personal favorites and they fuckin killed it, it's a must listen.
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2007
Subject: believe it or not
one week ago today, we were blissed out with bobby, kimock and company. after a monsoon on friday, this was the culminating show/event of the previous hours of music.

ratdog was mellow, restrained, tasteful, agile, open and clear. the audience was dancing (well, those who remained after 12 hours of tunes). it was the perfect capper to the vibes on a saturday night. they transformed bridgeport's p.t. barnum park (seaside park) iinto a blissed out psychedelic paradise (really).

donna sounded great with bob. it was a real treat to see them on stage together. kimock delivers the dreamy element in spades. it really starts during supplication.

awesome sounding recording.
Reviewer: eclipse0rah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2007
Subject: Vote Dubie!
Good. Show Bobby and gang sure keep the hits commin'. St Stephen->william Tell and Eyes made this a good night. Vote Dubie!
Reviewer: pulverazation - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2007
Subject: Nice Sound
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